Quentin Crisp Quotes

Decency… must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.

My function in life was to render clear what was already blindingly conspicuous.

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

The trouble with children is that they are not returnable.

An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.

An English audience leans back in its seat and says ‘we’ve paid for this, so you’d better entertain us and not just muck about’. An American audience leans forward in its seat and says ‘tell me’. “